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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
% inflation target. it's included in the boj plan with the government. it's part of abe's plan to tackle deflation with bolder, monetary easing measures. bank of japan governor and eight other board members agreed on a policy at the end of a two-day meeting. the announcement says financial authorities will try to reach the target at their earliest possible time. boj officials have previously made it a goal to bring 1% inflation within reach but the new, clearer target requires some bold steps. the document also addresses the role of the government in revitalizing japan's economy. it describes how politicians should promote growth and restore fiscal health. along with drafting the joint statement, boj officials have agreed to introduce open-ended asset purchasing. under a new program from january 2014 the central bank will purchase a certain amount of financial assets every month. no termination date is being set for the scheme. the new measure will expand the total size of the asset purchase program, or app, by about 10 trillion yen, or $110 billion, in 2014. the program is expected to b
KCSMMHZ
Jan 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
in dealing with disasters. the japanese government began launching intelligence-gathering satellites in reaction to north korea's missile tests in 1998. with this launch, government officials completed a plan's reconnaisance system. it consisted of two radar satellites and rocket satellites. malfunctioning satellites put them ten years behind schedule. >>> african leaders are discussing measures to restore regional peace in the wake of the algerian hostile crisis. the two-day summit of the african union opened in the capital on sunday. the block consists of 54 nations and territories. at the start of the conference, au commission chairperson zuma spoke about the ongoing conflict between the french military and islamist extremists in mali. >> without the security, no country of religion can expect prosperity. >> reporter: developers say the chaos in mali led to the seizure of agents in algeria in which 47 soldiers died or were unaccounted for. they said the media needs to speed up work to get a commission. he is attending the meeting as an observer. he expressed japan's intentions to
KCSMMHZ
Jan 23, 2013 2:30pm PST
in the interests of britain and not europe, and that they will no longer be blackmailed by the british government. >> we will have a look at what britt's think about this referendum later in the show. now to israeli politics, which are famous for being bolick tile. yesterday's elections certainly underlined that. p>> they were expected to triggr a lurch to the right, but the biggest gains went to a new centrist party, led by a former tv presenter. his party came second. >> the prime minister suffered the biggest losses. his right wing alliance lost almost a quarter of its seats, although it still the biggest grouping. >> netanyahu looks likely to remain prime minister, but he may have to tone down his hard- line position to build a coalition. >> the day after the election, israelis were trying to make sense of the new political landscape. many wonder if israel faces a deadlock after benjamin netanyahu lost so much ground to the left wing. while the israeli leader remains the country's political strongman, he knows he will have to engage. on wednesday, he gave his interpretation of the results. >>
KCSMMHZ
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
about may be running short. a south korean government source says north koreans appear to have almost completed preparations for their nuclear test. the source says satellite images show a tunnel at the poongkye-ri test site has now been plugged with dirt and concrete, likely to prevent a radiation leak. the images reportedly captured what appeared to be detonator cables extending out of the tunnel. a south korean defense ministry spokesperson didn't give us much detail but he said scientists in the north are on standby. >> translator: north korea is ready to conduct a nuclear test whenever its leadership decides. >> the spokesperson says south korean military commanders have been closely monitoring test preparations and other moves in north korea. >>> officials with the finance minister resay japan's annual trade deficit is the worst in its history. they say imports outweighed sports in 2012 by about 6.9 trillion yen or more than $78 billion. that's three times greater than 2011. nhk world takes a look at the causes and the outlook for this year. >> reporter: they released the report
KCSMMHZ
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
action own territorial disputes close to home. >> translator: the government will properly develop and better administer japanese islands near borders with other nations and boost security there. i declare that we'll protect the lives and property of japanese nationals and protect our country's territory. >> prime minister abe closed his speech by saying only that people of japan can make the country strong. . >>> prime minister abe and barack obama are expected to meet in washington. u.s. ties gave us his perspective on the important issues facing the alliance. michael green served on the white house national security council as director of asian affairs under the bush administration. he spoke with nhk world. >> strategically, the u.s. and japan have a common interest in setting a high standard for transparency, rule of law and market access. >> michael green believes japan has a lot to gain by joining negotiations for the transpacific partnership free trade agreement or ttp. he says it would improve the country's standing with the u.s. and within asia. and he says it would send a
KCSMMHZ
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
government is under fire for failing to release updates on the hostages since confirming the deaths of 23 on saturday. officials say prime minister abdelmalek sellal will disclose more details at a news conference later on monday. dozens of hostages are still missing. >>> japanese and u.s. regulators are investigating the company that makes batteries for the boeing 787. they are trying to figure out why the battery produced smoke that forced a pilot to make an emergency landing. officials with japan transport safety board and the u.s. federal aviation administration visited gs yuasa firm the pilot of an ana flight made an emergency landing in western japan after a smoke alert went off. all dreamliners have been grounded since last week. safety inspectors believe the smoke came from a battery that overheated because the current was too high. we have more. >> translator: the inside of the battery looks like charcoal. >> reporter: the investigating teams say the batteries appeared to have been burned out. a similar problem was on japan airlines 787 on january 7th in the united states. one of
KCSMMHZ
Jan 22, 2013 2:30pm PST
meeting had ministers from both governments working on, proposals to deepen the economic and military union. >> she says the proposals are about a deeper cooperation in economic policy with the goal a social security, employment, nd financials. >> the spirit of cooperation was exactly what the treaty of friendship was all about. >> here is a look back. >> the idyllic village near the border region has a special place in european history. and is the birthplace of the franco-german friendship. after two world wars, if you believe such a thing was possible. the unthinkable did happen. they did not have much in common. both catholic and a conservative. >> what was surprising is that the first contact in 1958 did not take place in the palace but at his private the state in a comfortable family surroundings. they spent the whole weekend of their. he treated him like a guest of the family. he did not stay in a hotel. >> he was the only politician to have been given that privilege. any mistrust between the two men evaporated. >> their relationship led to the declaration of a musical about. th
KCSMMHZ
Jan 21, 2013 2:30pm PST
to the chancellor's conservative government. >> it shows the social democrats and greens grabbing power with one seat majority over the christian democrats and free democrats. it is not a mandate but it is an alarm for federal elections later this year. >> it was a neck and neck race but it was a loss in sunday's regional election. she hoped her conservatives to gain momentum in the run up to the federal election but the propping up her coalition partners cost her party value political capital. the national election involve every man fighting for himself and his own votes. maybe that is the lesson. we don't need to be so worried that the liberal democrats will be removed from parliament. the liberal democrats polled unexpectedly well in sunday's election. there had been calls for his resignation but now he will lead the call he will be our nominee for this year's federal election, he will be our face or the brains of our campaign. as party head he will lead the team that is part of any successful campaign. the central democrats say they have all of the ingredients for a successful campaign and
KCSMMHZ
Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
act. the government said five other countries including britain, rumania and the phillipines have confirmed their workers were among the casualties. >>> israelis plan to keep prime minister benjamin netanyahu in power. netanyahu called early elections in october after his coalition failed to agree on the annual budget. his national coalition party have consistently led the polls. but the ultra-nationalist jewish home party is rapidly increasing its support. the party opposes peace talks with the palestinians. netanyahu resumed the building of jewish settlement in occupied territories two years ago. the construction breaches international law and contributed to a breakdown in the peace process. >>> central bankers in japan are searching for the right words. they'll release their latest statement in just a few hours, and many expect them to adopt a different tone. ai joins us from the business desk. ai, you studied bank statements before. what do you expect this time? >> there's going to be a few things different or expected to be different, rather. first, it's not only a statement
KCSMMHZ
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
with a professor to teaches international relations in kyoto. >> translator: the chinese government hopes that japan will head in the same direction as china and take meaningful steps to restore and improve bilateral ties. >>> some experts on japan-china relations say the chinese le leader's comments are too vague. we spoke to a man who teaches international relations in kyoto. >> it's too ambiguous what they have in mind. if they stop sending ships or aircraft to our territory, probably it should be a good sign. but it doesn't say that specifically in such an ambiguous statement. we need more better environment to be able to talk more frankly, but the point is that this will not be built in a day. probably this kind of mutual trust, we need something of mutual trust to discuss more details of the relationship. so probably we should continue exchanging some words of goodwill, this kind of words of goodwill so that we can eventually lessen the psychological barriers of difficulties we might have between the two countries. >>> the united states has >>> analysts at johns hopkins university p
KCSMMHZ
Jan 28, 2013 2:30pm PST
of times -- young children. i have interviewed himsel mysela couple of times. >> what does the government have to say? >> they make it clear that this is queen beatrix's own choice. the monarchy in the netherlands forms part of the government am a part of politics, part of parliament -- government, part of politics, part of parliament. there are many who believe that this role should be left involved in -- less involved in parliament and more ceremonial. there is a trend toward modernization of the monarchy. when willem alexander takes over, things will stay as they are for the moment, at least. >> on to other news -- more violence in egypt. police and protesters have clashed in cairo and the city of port said on day five of the latest crisis to hit the country. >> it is becoming a test of the authority of president mohammad morrissey and his muslim brotherhood. he announced the state in emergency -- president mohammed morrissey -- mohammed morsi and his muslim brotherhood. he announced a state of emergency in three areas. >> they have asked all egyptians to express themselves peacefully.
KCSMMHZ
Jan 24, 2013 2:30pm PST
called on france and the malian government to end their offensive to open the way for talks. the conflict has been going on for a year now. the situation is complex with a tuareg rebellion, an army coup, and an islamist uprising. and many are hoping that the french-led intervention will end the crisis. we met members of the community living here in berlin. and she goes to work, just another winter day in berlin, but her thoughts are with her relatives some 4,000 kilometers away. her family had to flee the north of the country. she talks to them on the phone almost every day. >> i think that if it was not for french intervention, the islamists would be in the capital. i could sense the relief when i spoke to my family on the phone. they were living in incredible fear until the french arrived. it was really bad. >> marcel experienced this terror on the ground. he was visiting timbuktu in early 2012 with the islamists arrived. >> these four or five days that i spent there after the coup -- that was the worst time. also in terms of my personal experiences with people. and then, there's what r
KCSMMHZ
Jan 25, 2013 2:30pm PST
at the the military opened fire on anti-government protesters. >> security forces clashed with demonstrators who started throwing stones. tens of thousands took to the streets across the country after friday prayers. they say sunni muslims of being marginalized by the shiite-led authorities. >> french troops entered a town 600 kilometers north of mali's capital. islamist fighters pulled back as the forces advanced. it is not to be zero weeks since france sent forces to its former colony to block an offensive from al qaeda islamists. military action has been successful so far, but people in the region are facing a humanitarian crisis as thousands flee the violence. >> the european union has pleaded with both sides to give aid organizations easy access to the conflict zone, warning that millions of people are facing food shortages. >> hundreds of thousands have fled their homes since the fighting started a year ago. many have fled abroad. some 200,000 have moved to other parts of the country. the eu says aid agencies are facing major problems in trying to help the people affected in the north. >>
KCSMMHZ
Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
to remember. keiko abe, nhk world, tokyo. >> seven survivors of the attack will fly home on a government plane. the bodies of the seven victims will also be on the plane. >>> survivors from other asian countries have started to return patchari raksawong has details. >> a malaysian man arrived home on wednesday afternoon. he was an employee of the engineering firm, jgc. ravi kappusany was reunited at the airport with members of his family. >> i'm happy i came back home safely, that's all. the government knows what's happening. >> in manila, four filipino survivors also returned home on wednesday from a passenger plane from algeria, via qatar. they were working at the gas plant in the algerian desert at the time of the attack. they came into the arrivals hall accompanied by a japanese employee of jgc. they looked tense and did not respond to questions from reporters. a vehicle sent by the company collected them from the airport. several asian countries suffered casualties in the attack. they include seven japanese, six filipinos and one malaysian. >>> julia gillard has called for easing of frict
KCSMMHZ
Jan 22, 2013 2:00am PST
as a french soldier wearing a german uniform fighting another country. >> for decades, the government in paris band alsatian german in schools. over the years, even families stopped speaking it as much. this has put many at a professional disadvantage. claude runs a franco-german business consultancy. he says that a number of innovative companies cannot and no longer expect to find bilingual staff in alsace. >> there are tens of thousands of jobs on the german and swiss border as well as in alsace itself. companies expect people here to speak excellent german, and that means french applicants do not get the jobs because their german is not good enough. >> he sends his children to a bilingual school. he tells them about various stereotypical images of germans and why they came about. >> for now, there's a divide here in alsace. on the one hand, there are people like us who have no prejudices who just think it is great to be able to speak french and german. but then there are others who are still very prejudiced about germans. >> under pressure from parental associations, the french government h
KCSMMHZ
Jan 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
'm in power. >> abduction issue minister k. g.futea followed up on abe's statement, saying the government will do everything it can to seek a solution. >>> relations between japan and china may be about to improve, albeit slowly. the head of the communist party is saying he seriously is considering the possibility of high-level dialogue. they want that dialogue, but they're moving cautiously because of the chinese-claimed islands claimed by japan. the junior partner in the coalition asked the chinese to arrange summit talks. she said chinese and japanese should meet. he said he is seriously considering the possibility. an official with the japanese foreign ministry said chi's comments suggested they could improve. he said they were the most positive remarks from any chinese leader since the japanese government nationalized the senkaku islands last september. chinese and taiwan claim those islands. japan says there is no question the territory belongs to taiwan. he said the issue of who owns the island is not settled. they said leaders should settle it through dialogue and negotiation. he
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